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Thinking in complexity : the computional dynamics of matter, mind, and mankind

Author: Klaus Mainzer
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer, ©2007.
Series: Springer complexity.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 5th rev. and enl. edView all editions and formats
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"The theory of nonlinear, complex systems has become by now a proven problem-solving approach in the natural sciences. And it is now also recognized that many if not most of our social, ecological, economical and political problems are essentially of a global, complex and nonlinear nature. And it is now further accepted that any holistic perspective of the human mind and brain can hardly be achieved by any other  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Mainzer, Klaus.
Thinking in complexity.
Berlin ; New York : Springer, ©2007
(DLC) 2007925880
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Klaus Mainzer
ISBN: 9783540722274 3540722270 9783540722281 3540722289
OCLC Number: 316688547
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 482 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction: from linear to nonlinear thinking --
Complex systems and the evolution of matter --
Complex systems and the evolution of life --
Complex systems and the evolution of mind-brain --
Complex systems and the evolution of computability --
Complex systems and the evolution of artificial life and intelligence --
Complex systems and the evolution of economics --
Complex systems and the evolution of human culture and society --
Epilogue on future, science and ethics.
Series Title: Springer complexity.
Responsibility: Klaus Mainzer.
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This new edition also treats smart materials and artificial life. A new chapter on information and computational dynamics takes up many recent discussions in the community.  Read more...

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From the reviews of the fourth edition:THE INDUSTRIAL PHYSICIST:"The science of complexity is likely to be among the most salient features of the 21st century, and Thinking in Complexity: Read more...

 
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